This short essay is a brief examination of the Court's relatively recent attempts to simplify Title VII and employment discrimination; it is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the Court's discrimination jurisprudence. Rather, it seeks to identify a few concerns with and implications of the Court's apparent desire to simplify Title VII jurisprudence. Part I briefly examines how the Court has simplified employment discrimination through Hicks and Oncale. Part II examines how the Court's simplifications have been used. Part III suggests concerns that should accompany the Court's simplification.
Henry L. Chambers, Discrimination, Plain and Simple, 36 Tulsa L.J. 557 (2001).